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Master of Science in Economics

This program is specially offered to highly-qualified students who have completed an undergraduate degree in related fields. As such, it is composed of courses that enhance the student's knowledge in the theory of economics and its underlying empirical methods. This program enhances the students' expertise in applying principles of economics into practice. Graduates of this program have more complex skills and knowledge on the core of Economics that will make them benefit from the various employment opportunities in the country and abroad. This program also aims to enable professionals working in the field of economics and related areas to obtain an even more solid training in their application of ability and knowledge in analyzing economic issues and problems continuously affecting business and the overall society.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Use professional communication skills to express understanding of economic theories and related economic management practices to diverse audiences.
  • Conduct comprehensive analyses of economic hypotheses.
  • Apply concepts, tools, and economic theory in the resolution of real world problems faced by businesses and government

Course Requirements

Foundation Courses (30 Credits)

Students must complete all the required foundation courses. Each course is valued as 3 Credits.

ECON 661 Capitalism and its Critics
ECON 667 Economic Institutions and Growth Policy Analysis
ECON 669 Real Estate Economics
ECON 660 Urban and Regional Economics
MGT 501 Business Ethics
FIN 623 Financial Analysis
MBA 600 Human Resource Management
MGT 632 Business Taxation
GRES 690 Master's Thesis (must be taken at the last semester of the program, valued as 6 credits); thesis guidelines

Electives: Quantitative Methods in Economics (3 Credits)

Students must complete one course from quantitative methods in economics. Each course is valued as 3 Credits.

ECON 539 Economic Statistics
ECON 547 Mathematical Economics
ECON 515 Business Forecasting
ECON 662 Econometrics

Electives: Management in Economics (3 Credits)

Students must complete one course from management in economics. Each course is valued as 3 Credits.

MGT 538 Strategies in Decision Making
MGT 571 Global Business Environment Strategy
MGT 641 Business Enterprise Management
ECON 613 Managerial Economics

Total Credits required for Master of Science in Economics is 36. Please refer to the University Catalog University Catalog or website for admissions requirements; transfer credits policy; and tuition fees.